Fever 1793 – Links & A Playlist


Yellow Fever

– Information about modern yellow fever outbreaks from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.

Medical study of yellow fever – not for the faint of heart.

Philadelphia Resources

History of Philadelphia

The African-American Experience in Philadelphia from PBS. An excellent resource! Biographies of Rev. Richard Allen, Rev. Absalom Jones, the history of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, primary source documents, maps, and paintings. Commentary on the epidemic by noted adult author John Edgar Wideman

Historical Society of Pennsylvania – my playground.

The Constitutional Walking Tour, does a terrific job leading classes around the city and showing them where the epidemic really happened.


1. “Skellig” Loreena McKennitt

2. “Sailing to Philadelphia” Mark Knopfler

3. “Eleanor Burkett” Turlough O’Carolan

4. “Jenny Bryce” James Keelaghan

5. “Ashokan Farewell” Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

6. “Horn Concerto No. 1 In D: Rondo. Allegro” (my copy of which comes from a disk called Mozart for the Morning Commute, which if a person were only going to own one classical CD, I highly recommend.) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7. “Free America” Dr. Joseph Warren

8. “Banish Misfortune-Go To Te Deil And Shake Yourself-Smash The Windows” (on their Smash the Windows album) The Virginia Company